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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:56


Wrap up warm KEF


The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:50
Verdun wrote (see)

nematodes will not make a difference to weevils NOW.  Only Provado will kill weevils at this time of year. ....


This is why I try to keep on top of the problem and use longer term solutions.

Are you sure your soil temperature in Cornwall is too low at the moment?

According to that link it's still fine to apply it to the soil in Suffolk at the moment.


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:37
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

....  Looks like it's going to be a nice day. Breezy but dry.


Huh!  What've you done to deserve that - absolutely tipping down here - OH has gone off to work on his bike with his bright orange waterproof legs on! 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:33

Good morning Verdun, Topbird and Hosta

Glad Lyn's ok - I guess she's busy

I'm sure OH was just being helpful Hosta, waking you up early - he knows you've got lots to do

Saying goodbye

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:27
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

nice sunny corner now though Dove and all that water the tree sucked out of the garden will remain to benefit everything else.

That will make a huge difference Hosta

WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Wow Dove its really opened the garden up and when there is sun, has let more light in! ...

Too right - more light reaching the studio as well


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:12

That sounds lovely Pat - I love the classical guitar - I used to work for an Early Music Centre and live music was always being somewhere in the building while I was working.  It was a lovely place to be. 

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 07:03

  Now the weather is getting colder the birds are coming back to the gardens - we had several goldfinches on the sunflower heart feeder yesterday


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:55

G'day Pat

At the moment the plan is to move the compost bins into that corner, and then plant a tree and some shrubby undergrowth sort of stuff where the bins were, and then a big sunny bed in the area that used to be so dry that nothing grew. 

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:52

When we moved here we discovered one of the beds infested with vine weevil  - mainly affecting the primulas - we applied Nemasys twice that year (now three years ago) and have had very few problems in the bed since. 

However this year I have found a couple of grubs in pots of fibrous rooted begonias so next spring, as soon as the temperatures improve I'll treat the beds again. 

My plan is to keep the 'background level' of weevils down and that way that they don't spread to the pots and tubs of bedding plants in the summer. 

Sort of using the bedding plants as an 'alarm' if you get my meaning


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 06:41

Good morning all

2.4C out there last night, wet and windy.  It would be nice to see the sun coming up to see the difference in light without the tree - but I don't think the sun's going to be noticeable this morning

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